So, this is sort of a silly place to ask this, but so is everywhere else, and this game uses the Eldar more than the others, where Eldar don't get in with most Inquisitors, and are rarely presented in a way where they can challenge DW Kill Teams that murder hordes of lesser beings (most things Eldar possess can't even make "hordes".) Still, some of this has nothing to do with table-top mechanics adherence, so they'd probably complain even more. Anyway, this is as much a seeking for fluff or race knowledge as anything else, but some of it COULD be useful to GM's, so here we go:
- Does each Eldar Craftworld have various Aspect Shrines? The Eldar can be interconnected, and the Webway does link the various Craftworlds together, so those who want to join the Striking Scorpion Temple COULD travel to a place where it is, like Imperial Assassin Operatives do (there is only one Culexis Temple, one Callidus Temple, and so on.) I imagine though that lairs like Biel-Tann would have to have at least one of each, with the large percentage of Aspect Warriors they field, but then why are some Aspect Shrines absent? It could be argued that they had to write it this way to explain why we hadn't seen them before, but the Shadow Spectres are a fully official Aspect, and until recently, no one seemed to know about them. Why wouldn't Biel-Tann, Alaitoc, or any of the other Craftworlds still have had a Shrine to Irillyth and his followers? Crimson Hunters FEEL just as new, but they are described as having Aspect Shrines, of their own unique variant, on several Craftworlds. I guess some also seem to focus more on one Aspect, as Altansar seems to favor Dark Reapers, while Iybraesil bears many Howling Banshees. Fluff in FFG's stuff seems to hint thatCraftworld Kaelor favors Warp Spiders, or am I the only one who notes this?
- Some jobs among the Eldar are equal-opportunity by gender; Eldar of either sex can be Autarchs, Farseers, Guardians, etc., but then we get a few who SEEM to be one gender only, such as the Howling Banshees. I don't know bout most of the other Aspect Temples, as the limited range of Citadel minis does as good a job as any fluff to not tell us who can be what, but the point I am wondering is, can an Autarch-in-training on the Path of Command, who happens to be male, breach their seeming rule and join, to learn their Aspect? Some Autarchs sport Banshee Masks and power swords, but this could, again, as much be a limit of 40k's available minis, like no female Guardsmen, when every Cadian MUST join the military. Would they have to be female to second in the Banshees, or male to follow the Scorpions, for their jaunt along their Path, or would they get special dispensation for following the Path of Command?
- Though he is several editions out of date, was Nhadu Fireheart an Autarch? Though they can't in the codex, I wonder if an Autarch in fluff could take up a Vyper, or perhaps a Crimson Hunter flyer?
- Can Eldar follow the Path of the Warrior AND Path of the Seer? The codex mentions that most of Ulthwe's psykers can't pull away to walk the Warrior's road, but unless that's Warlocks, of which Ulthwe has plenty, I don't know of an Eldar Warrior with a psy rating, beyond the "every Eldar is sort of a psyker", which I don't entirely agree with.
That should be good for now. If I come up with more stuff, it'll be here somewhere. Thanks for the help.